Nice question. Here is my opinion…It is long but several point are made here. I seemed to have learned a few things since this thread first posted.
If the diagnosis was wrong to begin with then yes the wronged person can re-eat.
If the immune system is strongly fortified (well informed doctor intervention is required) in a person with only mild intolerance then it may be so well hidden that a while of using gluten foods medicines and healthy and beauty products may be needed to show a loud obvious symptom. The IBS is real and the holes in the gut are real. The immune weakening is real. The loss of energy slowly over time to evolve into an episode of leaky gut is again possible in a person only mildly intolerant. This may come in with or without a true viral helicobacter ulcer.
We live in habits. If habits are fortifying to protect then a mildly intolerant person may eat without requiring a hospital visit of extreme ouch. Most assured in a true very sensitive Celiac. But quite hidden erosion would still be real.
Here is another idea
The immune system is tied to the adrenal fight and flight response. If stresses ride high and continue to get higher with no relief in sight then the gluten eating would show big in an adrenal weakened poorly slept person. If the stress is low and stays low then maybe the immune system can just barely stay ahead of any negative signs allowing that person to eat or take in through health and beauty products and in formal medicines some gluten.
It works like our police force. We assume they are preventing crime. But some of the daily, you know the actual duties are filled with reporting a crime and apprehending the culprit. Not much prevention going on here. The rest of us do show awful signs over a short time of eating gluten which leads us to a when that we finally stop hoping for the best and actually do prepare for the rest. The crime here is to assume to be able to eat gluten again “The denial of most of my patients can last up to three years,” one great professional celiac/gluten free doctor wrote in his book.
You tell us! Are your habits always and only energy encouraging?
Are you doing strong immune and digestive repair and support work to prevent future trouble? Once Humpty Dumpty falls all his cracks harbor weakness even if the king and his men could put him back together again. Most of us do not even know how to care for IBS without some serious professional nutritional and habit changing guidance. And once a body system deeply declines a domino effect to other organs and systems will stop functioning well also.
Are your hydrochloric acid levels balanced?
Are you getting and supporting gut flora and supplements for current gut repair?
Are you always sleeping enough and sleeping well?
Do you laugh enough and love enough every day?
Do you supplement those good old stock piles of energy and nutrient reserves with new nutrients vitamins and minerals, etc. And do you practice only the healthiest patterns of sleep?
Do you get enough to compensate and stay ahead of most of the signs of the body aging?
Is your own adrenal alert fight and flight responses strong and healthy? It seems next to impossible to get a doctor to check this one. And do you know the ways habits and aggressively ensure that that section of body Armour and immune resilience stays strong?
For me it was not the occasional gut ouch that made me see the gluten light. Tums was a friend. I was gluten antibody ‘negative’ but my white count was too high and my ‘work a day’ energy slipped away becoming too low to ignore. It was the total loss of recharging and rechargeable energy found only in good sleep that made me change my ways. I did not get enough. I worked two jobs. I slept poorly and not full long deep hours.
I have Sub-Clinical Addison’s disease not Celiac disease. I am considered just food sensitive. Maybe I can be listed as an intolerant. Those words ‘an intolerant’ sure do not show in any of my own medical records I have seen. It is from not getting proper care early or soon enough to prevent the domino of damage to other organs and hormone cascade and to get past emotional denial. It takes a lot and really comprehend the consequences of my actions; and to initially find it and fix it before too much damage occurred. Get your hormones checked a flaw here can reveal much.
Sound medical studies show that the irritation to any of the senses or food sensitivities are sure sign before allergies take hold. It stems from malnutrition (missing something no matter how good the diet may seem). Or it may be a mechanical shift sometimes it is inherited and shows later in maturity so the body does not work right and fails to absorb and process a required nutrient or ingested item. Either will cause weakness and intolerance is manifested then further erosion can lead a person to become celiac diagnosed person because one of these or both must show in big ways to be diagnosed by most very busy doctors.
Then adrenal strain is real and wear and tear lead to un-rechargeable energy in this tiny bean shaped organ sitting above the kidneys; (The inability to flush toxins and recharge energy during lots of regular deep REM sleep. The sleep specialists see that this is best done only after the first 6to8 hours are completed then real recharge and toxin removal of the sleep cycle system goes to work).
Another point is the medical world fails the adrenal weakened person no matter how it was caused (accident; grief; illness; surgery; major disaster or any major stress, etc). Life’s stresses catch up and past conditions susceptible to future weakening get re-exposed. It is common for the patient to lose 95 percent of the adrenal organ and lymph system function and is scarred unrecoverable before a diagnosis even gets to a starter testing phase. Too little too late is a flaw in the medical early alert practices regarding adrenal care and the thousands of side symptoms like allergies and intolerances of many kinds get assumed to be caused by other means. It is the only hormone that we cannot live without for even a few minutes.
Adrenal fatigue is only rarely tested and strong signs and symptoms that do show up are often precursors before a doctor is willing enough to perform the cortisol hormone tests. Long lasting tiredness goes ignored by doc and patient as a rule. They hope natural recovery will happen but what if the patient never changes habits that would lead to such an assumed improvement. Take this pill, get some sleep and call me in the morning; sound familiar?
What if you are intolerant for life then silent loss is a threat when playing with gluten intestinal damaging fire. This is true for the celiac or the intolerant person. Repeating things and expecting change is ineffective; not logical. Staying above the damage threshold is required. Being wrongly diagnosed is too real though unintentional are two possible scenarios for being able to eat gluten foods again. These are necessary to believe a person can go back to eating gluten without further -though silent harm- is happening. The rare positive story gets revealed, we all want to believe that we are that special, but most of us get common care and the pit falls of delayed diagnosis and natural aging flaws exist with the domino effects to other body parts.
My answer is yes but only rare cases. For the majority of us, NO! The rest of us will assume greatness and stay in that real denial phase until the pain is too strong, energy recharge fails and repeated bouts of illness show their ugly heads too loudly to ignore.
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